FinTech & Innovation

Utilising our extensive recruitment experience, deep network and rigorous research methodology for identifying core talent, Burns Brightiff successfully branched out to the FinTech community, working closely with the  the established global leaders in FinTech and also several disruptors and innovators.  We have conducted research and delivered on a variety of senior roles across General Management, Sales (a broad spectrum of enterprise clients, both Corporates and Financial Institutions), and Product (products ranging from Capital Markets, Post Trade, Corporate Actions, Liquidity Risk Management, Reconciliations, Payments and Cash Management, Trade and Supply Chain Services, Core Banking, Insurance, Wealth, Ecommerce, POS and EPOS).

Driven by building our reputation for discretion, trusted advisory and service excellence, with both clients and candidates, we have continued to build our track record of success in this exciting and fast paced sector.  In turn helping clients fulfil their ambitions to upskill and upscale their teams by recruiting A-talent with speed and clarity, helping them realise their vision for transformational growth and market impact.

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Meet the Team

Ollie Burns

Ollie has been working in Executive Search since 2003, the significant majority of which he has specialised in Banking and more recently pivoting to FinTech. Before co-founding Burns Brightiff, Ollie managed the Banking team at Allemby Hunt having formerly worked at HB International, The Rose Partnership and Odgers Ray & Berndtson. He has a strong track record of placing mid to senior level candidates across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the US, including placements in more remote locations such as Pakistan and Nigeria. Before graduating, Ollie worked at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein within their fixed income sales team. He holds a degree in Politics from Southampton University.

Richie Brightiff

Prior to co-founding Burns Brightiff, Richie was the Head of the Corporate & Transaction Banking desk at Allemby Hunt. Richie has a breadth and depth of experience having been recruiting in the City since 1997. He initially started his career researching for the FX market, before refocusing on Global Transactional Banking and the Origination and Client Coverage market. Richie is mostly focused on FinTech clients since 2019.  Richie is extremely well networked and is a trusted advisor to both clients and candidates from AVP to MD, offering subject matter expertise and informed, unbiased consultation. Richie has a BA from Middlesex University.

Amber Burns

Amber joined Burns Brightiff Consulting as Office Manager in December 2013.  She has six years’ experience in PA and Office Management roles, primarily in the media industry, and has worked at the Racing Post and Daily Mail newspapers.

Amber was  born and educated in Spain and is a fluent Spanish speaker.  She has a 2:1 BA Honours degree in English from Exeter University.